Advanced Healthcare Technologies

The research group at BEES Lab, DESE, is developing advanced healthcare technologies to screen and diagnose breast, oral, and brain cancer. The group develops single and multi-shank silicon microneedles integrated with microelectrodes and related signal conditioning modules to record neural biopotentials and signals and electrical stimulation of deep brain regions for understanding stroke, the efficacy of anti-epileptic drugs, and therapeutic interventions for Parkinson’s disease. To record the brain’s surface biopotentials and sub-dural signals, such as the electrocorticogram (ECoG), flexible devices with biocompatible materials with recording electrodes at microscale resolution are designed and fabricated. The focus is also on developing smart steerable catheters for managing airway obstruction in infants and ablation catheters.  The group collaborates with twenty-two clinicians towards translational research.


Uttam M. Pal, Anil Vishnu GK, Saeed Rila, Saahil Shroff, Gokul A M, Deb Baruah, Jayant S. Vaidya, Gayatri Gogoi, and Hardik J. Pandya, “Portable near-infrared spectroscopy tool using multi-spectral non-contact probes to delineate normal and cancerous breast tissue.” IEEE TBioCAS, 14(4), 879-888, 2020.

B Alekya, B S Arjun, V Bhushan, Kevin Abishek, Sanjay Rao, Yeongjin Kim, and   Hardik J. Pandya, “An intubation catheter integrated with flow sensors and smart actuators for characterizing airflow patterns in stenosed trachea: an objective guide for CAO management”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 31 (5), 055007, 2021.

Uttam PalAshika NayakTejaswi MedisettiGayatri GogoiHimanshu ShekharMsn PrasadJayant S VaidyaHardik J. Pandya, “Hybrid Spectral-IRDx: Near-IR and Ultrasound Attenuation System for Differentiating Breast Cancer from Adjacent Normal Tissue”, IEEE TBME, 2021. (online ahead of print)


Invention Title: An in-vivo, intraoperative probe for brain tumor margin delineation and methods thereof
Inventors: Hardik J. Pandya, Arjun B S, Anil Vishnu G K, Gokul A M, Arun Baby, Shilpa Rao, Manish Beniwal, Vikas V, Anita Mahadevan
Indian patent application filing no: 202041022728
Date of Filing: May 30, 2020

Invention Title: Apparatus for high-throughput rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing and methods thereof
Inventors: Hardik J. Pandya, Anil Vishnu G. K., Bhagaban Behera, Alekya B., Arun Baby, Saeed Rila, Arjun B. S., Midhun C. Kachappilly, Prathik B.H., Nagasuma Chandra, Dipshikha Chakravortty
Indian patent application filing no: 202041024394
Date of Filing: June 10, 2020

Invention Title: A handheld diagnostic tool for grading stenosis in pediatric upper airway and methods for characterizing the same
Inventors: Hardik J. Pandya, Alekya B, V S N Sitaramgupta, Arjun B. S Bhushan V, S Siddesh Shenoy, Sanjay Rao, Mayur Bhuva, Kevin Abhishek
Indian patent application filing no: 202041027223
Date of Filing: June 26, 2020

Invention Title: Apparatus and System for Rapid diagnosis of Malignant Lesions from Biopsy Tissues for use Inside the Operation Room
Inventors: Hardik J. Pandya, Anil Vishnu G. K., Bhagaban Behera, Saeed Rila, Midhun C. Kachappilly, Arun Baby, Annapoorni Rangarajan
Indian patent application filing no: 202041029955
Date of Filing: July 14, 2020


Faculty: Hardik J. Pandya, ESE
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